Facebook pushes out Security Checkup tool worldwide

Security Checkup was designed to walk users through all the security tools available to them, one by one, while asking them which ones they would like on or off.

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After first being introduced earlier this summer, Facebook is rolling out its new Security Checkup tool worldwide.

The development of the tool, which started testing earlier this year, initially appears like a reaction (and potential answer) to years of concerns over auto opt-in functions on the world's largest social network.

Security Checkup was designed to walk users through all the security tools available to them, one by one, while asking them which ones they would like on or off.

Initial steps include logging out from devices that haven't been used for Facebook access in awhile as well as email alerts for attempted logins from unfamiliar devices or apps.

This is not to be confused with Privacy Checkup, a step-by-step guide published to the platform last September.

However, Facebook reps clarified the two services are in the same family in terms of how they work by walking Facebook's billions of users through all the feature options.

Security Checkup will be available globally via the web channel first with a mobile version promised to follow soon.

Users can expect to see a reminder about Security Checkup at the top of the News Feed over the next few weeks with prompts to get started.

Facebook members can also take another proactive approach by accessing the full list of security tools and features anytime through Facebook's dedicated Security tab.

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